Anthology: Set the World Afire

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Anthology: Set The World Afire
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2008
GenreHeavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, speed metal
Megadeth chronology
Anthology: Set The World Afire

Anthology: Set the World Afire is the third greatest hits album by Megadeth. It was released on September 30, 2008, by Capitol Records. It is a 2-disc set with additional songs not offered in previous compilations including demos, live performances and unreleased tracks. The album's name refers to the second song of the band's third studio album, So Far, So Good... So What!.

The album was apparently supposed to include the track "Sleepwalker" from the previous year's release, United Abominations, but this was replaced by "Foreclosure of a Dream" from Countdown to Extinction instead,[1][2] resulting in that track being the exception on the otherwise chronological track listing of the album.

Anthology: Set the World Afire sold about 2600 copies in the U.S. in its first week.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Mechanix"1985 - Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!4:22
2."Rattlehead"1985 - Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!3:43
3."Peace Sells"1986 - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?4:03
4."Wake Up Dead"1986 - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?3:40
5."Devil's Island"1986 - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?5:05
6."Anarchy in the U.K." (Sex Pistols Cover)1988 - So Far, So Good... So What!3:01
7."Set the World Afire"1988 - So Far, So Good... So What!5:48
8."Into the Lungs of Hell"1988 - So Far, So Good... So What!3:22
9."In My Darkest Hour"1988 - So Far, So Good... So What!6:26
10."Holy Wars... The Punishment Due"1990 - Rust in Peace6:32
11."Tornado of Souls"1990 - Rust in Peace5:19
12."Hangar 18"1990 - Rust in Peace5:14
13."Take No Prisoners"1990 - Rust in Peace3:26
14."Go to Hell"1991 - Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (Soundtrack)4:36
15."Sweating Bullets"1992 - Countdown to Extinction5:26
16."Crown of Worms"1992 - Countdown to Extinction (2004 Reissue)3:17
17."High Speed Dirt" (Demo)Previously Unreleased4:46
Disc 2
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Skin o' My Teeth"1992 - Countdown to Extinction3:14
2."Ashes in Your Mouth"1992 - Countdown to Extinction6:10
3."Breakpoint"1993 - Super Mario Bros. (Soundtrack)3:29
4."Angry Again"1993 - Last Action Hero (Soundtrack)3:47
5."Train of Consequences"1994 - Youthanasia3:26
6."Reckoning Day" (Live in 1997)1998 - Live Trax (Live EP)4:34
7."À Tout le Monde"1994 - Youthanasia4:28
8."The Killing Road"1994 - Youthanasia3:57
9."New World Order"1995 - Duke Nukem: Music to Score By3:47
10."Trust"1997 - Cryptic Writings5:12
11."She-Wolf"1997 - Cryptic Writings3:38
12."Insomnia"1999 - Risk4:15
13."Prince of Darkness"1999 - Risk6:26
14."Kill the King"2000 - Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years3:46
15."Dread and the Fugitive Mind"2001 - The World Needs a Hero (2001)4:25
16."Foreclosure of a Dream"1992 - Countdown to Extinction4:17
17."Symphony of Destruction" (Live in 1992)1992 - Live at the Cow Palace (Live EP)4:08
18."Peace Sells" (Live in 1992)1992 - Live at the Cow Palace (Live EP)4:16



  1. ^ "MEGADETH's 'Anthology' Due Next Month - Aug. 18, 2008". Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  2. ^ "MEGADETH: 'Anthology: Set The World Afire' Track Listing Corrected - Aug. 20, 2008". Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  3. ^ "MEGADETH: 'Anthology: Set The World Afire' First-Week Sales Revealed - Oct. 8, 2008". Retrieved 6 August 2011.